09 Feb What Do We Love About the Bus Life?
Loving the bus life came naturally for Jeff. From the moment I met Jeff, he has always lived minimally. When we met, he lived in a one-bedroom one bath house with heat from a fireplace and no AC. It was clean and cozy. The furnishing were few and the decor minimal. So, it is no wonder that he loves the bus life. Now, me on the other hand, I would have never considered living on a bus. Heck, bus life with a large family scared the crap out of me! Because I loved my husband and loved traveling, I was agreeable to give it a try. Honestly, it started because I was cheap! Then, God just took over and somewhere between Tennessee and Texas, I fell in love with my bus home. Living in a converted bus just felt right! We lived full-time in our bus from 2009-2011.
What Do We Love About The Bus Life?
Here is an excerpt from my journal the morning that we headed home in our bus for the last time in 2011.
Now that we have another bus,
Here’s what the kids have to say about the bus life:
Hannah, would you rather live in our house or on the bus, and why?
Melissa, what do you like about living/traveling on a converted school bus?
Jacob, what is one thing that you love about traveling/living in the bus?
Andrew, tell me one thing you like about bus life.
Joshua, where would you rather live? Bus or house?
“The bus because I sleep better, not as expensive to live in and the bus is just like our house.”
What do you like about living in a bus?
“It can move around and we are not just stuck in our house.”
I don’t even have to ask Katie. When the bus is in our drive, all I hear from her is “Bus, Bus, Bus”. We all know Katie loves the bus.
Lovin Bus Life and Sierra
Well, as you just read, I am not the only one who misses the bus life. Jeff and I are excited to start this journey back to something we love so much. Oh, and just so you all know, Sierra doesn’t like the bus life. She is in college now and working on getting a degree to become a Speech Pathologist. For now, she will stay in the house and enjoy life as a college student. I’m sure she will love helping us right-size!
What do you love about living or traveling on your bus? Tell us in the comments below.
Coming Soon: Video of the Kids and Our Bus